I am committed to providing quality legal services in a way that respects and... more
I am committed to providing quality legal services in a way that respects and responds to the individual needs ofmy clients. Further, my firm believes that our clients should receive an efficient, cost-conscious solution to the problems confronting them. My goal is simple: To provide each client with a quality product in a timely manner. In addition to the legal services I provide,my ... view profile
Chris Crago is a probate, estate planning, andcorporateattorney with an LL.M in... more
Chris Crago is a probate, estate planning, andcorporateattorney with an LL.M in Taxation from the University of Washington. He has significant experience providing tax, transaction, consulting and planning services for large Fortune 500 corporations, large estates,financial institutions,closely-held businesses, domestic partnershipsand individuals.Hispractice includes estate planning, trust and... view profile
I represent business clients ranging from start-ups to public companies. I'm a... more
I represent business clients ranging from start-ups to public companies. I'm a business lawyer with a business background. Prior to practicing law, I previously owned and operated a consulting practice providing inventory management services to domestic and international clients. I also have a background in restaurant management, food processing and agriculture production. A native of the Inlan... view profile
My practice focuses primarily on transactional real estate and general corporate... more
My practice focuses primarily on transactional real estate and general corporate matters. My experience includes the purchase and sale, leasing, financing, and developing of commercial real property and the review and preparation of easements, covenants, loan documents, water right instruments and other documents affecting title to real property. I also represent clients in a variety of busines... view profile
Philip Carstens is a corporate and tax attorney with over 35 years advising clients... more
Philip Carstens is a corporate and tax attorney with over 35 years advising clients in formation of corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies. He has also advised various entities in connection with mergers, reorganizations, acquisitions, and other financial transactions. He is highly experienced in the design and installation of employee stock ownership plans and other plans ... view profile
I am the Managing Partner of Paine Hamblen LLP, headquartered in Spokane, Washington,... more
I am the Managing Partner of Paine Hamblen LLP, headquartered in Spokane, Washington, and with offices in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and the Tri-Cities, Washington. I am also the former Chairman of Paine Hamblen's Business Practice Group. My practice includes mergers and acquisitions, general corporate and business transactions, estate-planning and probate and trust matters.
Mergers / acquisitions lawyers help businesses buy other companies, or merge with them to become a single company. For example, America Online and Time Warner merged in 2000 to form AOL Time Warner. There are many reasons companies merge–for example, corporate strategy and finance, economies of scale, increased revenue or market share, and cross-selling opportunities. Mergers and acquisitions attorneys understand business law, are often trained negotiators, and will be able to draft detailed agreements describing the new relationship.